When I go to bed I always say my prayers but in a silent way. I imagine talking to God and He’s answering me. So, I make the sign of the cross as I have been taught in my Catholic Doctrina and dial G-O-D in my mind…
Me: Hello God?
God: Yes, what’s up?
Me: I didn’t know you would be available.
God: Well, you called in a Code Red like in the TV series when they’re being overwhelmed.
Me: I just want to pray for my family and friends.
Me: Well, they’re having a hard time.
God: Are you worried about them?
Me: Yes, they’re my friends and they asked me to pray for them.
God: Can’t they pray for themselves?
Me: I don’t know.
God: Well, let me worry about them and you tend to yourself.
Me: I really don’t have any issues.
God: You got to be kidding me! How about your diabetes, your high cholesterol, your high blood pressure?
Me: I take medicine for it.
God: Well, good for you. What else do you want to talk about? You called me, remember?
Me: I’m concerned about the priest abuse situation.
God: For your information, those men brought their baggage with them and they made a choice of continuing their addiction. In their end time, I will take care of them.
Me: How are you going to do it?
God: Let’s just say that because I am Great and Powerful, I’ll handle it.
Me: Ok, how about the migrant situation?
God: What! Are you worried about the whole world’s situations?
Me: No, it’s just that I’m worried about them.
God: I don’t think you should be worried. Be concerned about it but let the powers that be worry.
Me: Ok, I’ll try.
God: How are you doing spiritually?
Me: I go to church regularly.
God: Yes, you do. I know what you do.
Me: What do you mean.
God: I am God so; I know everything about you.
God: You know the word, “Repent”? The word written on signs and billboards?
Me: Yes, I’ve seen them.
God: Well, that’s what I want everybody to do.
Me: Well, we have Confession in the Catholic church.
God: Yes, but nobody goes there except a few believing Christians. But since we’re at it, I want people to really repent by saying the prayers that the priest administers after Confession. Focus on Mary and Jesus because they’re my go-to guys. They have a great influence.
Me: How about the other saints?
God: They’re ok but if the priest sends you to Mary, you really have to convince her to mediate for you.
Me: I’ll try.
God: As Yoda says: “Do or do not. There is no try.”
Me: What about the people that don’t go to Confession?
God: It’s a choice they make.
Me: How about the babies that are being aborted?
God: I abhor it for whatever reason they give.
Me: They have a choice.
God: No, they have free will.
Me: Father, I understand what you’re saying.
God: Now you’re talking! You called me Father. I don’t like it when people exclaim “Oh my God”! or OMG. I go “huh?” but they’re not talking to me.
Me: I need to go to sleep.
God: Good, I need to revitalize your body while you sleep. So, we’ll talk tomorrow, ok?
Me: You willing, I’ll be here.